Smith recounts wild experience writing "Superman Lives," which could have featured Sean Penn as the Man of Steel — without the ability to fly or his famous red and blue suit.
In THR's Emmy Awards Roundtable, Chris Rock spills the beans on his Jimmy Olsen role opposite Nicolas Cage in the doomed "Superman Lives.."
Before it died an ignoble death, Tim Burton‘s never-made ’90s blockbuster Superman Lives was poised to take the Man of Steel where no comic book movie had gone before. Burton freely adapted the film from the famous “Death of Superman” storyline, which saw the Kryptonian (played by longtime Superman fan, Nicolas Cage, who proved his devotion to the DC Comics icon by naming his son Kal-El) killed at the hands of the monstrous Doomsday followed by his eventual resurrection. “It would have been beautiful,” Cage tells Yahoo Movies at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the prolific actor’s latest film, the ultra-dark comedy Mom and Dad, premiered to rapturous applause amongst the midnight movie crowd.